[Trump] accused his predecessor and federal law enforcement of committing a crime: … [an] out of control “deep state” made up of Obama loyalists in government …were actively working to bring Trump down [during the election.]
…“How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process,” Trump wrote in a subsequent tweet. “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!.”
…By insisting career law enforcement officials would act on personal political beliefs in conducting an investigation, [Trump] was in effect accusing FBI agents of violating their constitutional oaths.
…The IG concluded there was no evidence the bureau placed an informant or undercover agent within the Trump campaign, nor did it task its sources with reporting on the campaign.
,,,Furthermore, the IG found the Russia case was properly opened and [that] no “evidence that political bias or improper motivation” influenced the decision to launch the investigation.
…Unfounded conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated allegations of spying serve to chip away at public confidence and make us all less safe.